Burnley law firm smash fundraising target

Staff at a Burnley law firm are celebrating after raising thousands for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 1:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 4:06 pm
Rosemeres Cathy Skidmore (far left) and the charitys fundraising manager Dan Hill receive Farleys donation from Stephen Greenwood, Antonia Love, Reta Madigan and Sophie Henrys watched by chairman of the charitys 20 Years Anniversary Appeal committee Frank Stoner (second from the right)

Farleys had pledged to raise £10,000 for the charity's 20 Years Anniversary Appeal but ended up smashing this total by almost £2,000.

They did it with a year-long fundraising drive that included a fashion show, a race night, sponsored walk and a will writing scheme plus the promise that staff members taking on any individual sponsored challenges would also turn out for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Antonia Love, partner at Farleys, said: “As a firm, Farleys has been a proud Rosemere supporter since 2006. Between then and 2017, we raised more than £13,000 for the charity but decided to up our efforts in support of Rosemere’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal. We set ourselves what we thought was a very ambitious target but are delighted to have exceeded it.

“On behalf of Farleys, I would like to thank all staff, clients and business associates for getting behind us to achieve this wonderful total.”

Cathy Skidmore, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s trust and corporate fundraising manager, said: “We are immensely grateful to Farleys and everyone connected with the company for this terrific donation to our 20 Years Anniversary Appeal, which for some patients will revolutionise treatment.”

Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal launched last March with a £1.5 million target to fund a trio of ground-breaking projects at Rosemere Cancer Centre - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation’s Trust’ s specialist regional cancer treatment centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria at the Royal Preston Hospital - to mark the 20th anniversary of its opening.

It has enabled the appointment of a cancer clinical trials to co-ordinator to help better link the centre with the worldwide quest to find new and improved treatments to combat cancer, while plans are being drawn up to refurbish the centre’s in-patient ward.

The appeal has also paid for a robotic surgical system for the centre to enable more patients to undergo keyhole rather than conventional surgery.

For further information on the appeal, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s work to bring world class cancer treatments and services to local cancer patients and to make a donation, visit www.rosemere.org.uk